Archive for the ‘Commission’ Category

Tom David Wilson ‘Wringhim His Demons’

Tom David Wilson’s new piece for the Scottish Clarinet Quartet, scored for four bass clarinets, was directly inspired by James Hogg’s novel ‘The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner’. The composer writes – “The Brocken Spectre is but one instance in the book of the exploration of the idea of the doppelganger; the […]

Francine Trester ‘Many Miles Away… Five Quotations from Sir Walter Scott’

In common with many of her works, Francine Trester’s piece for the Scottish Clarinet Quartet found its inspiration in poetry, in this case the writings of Sir Walter Scott. Each of its five movements is prefixed by an epigraph. Prologue “Many miles away there’s a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore […]

Assisi Concert Review in ‘Clarinet and Saxophone’

The Scottish Clarinet Quartet’s recital in the Sala delle Volte’s generous undercroft acoustic featured a new version of Judith Weir’s Sketches from a Bagpiper’s Album… this effective arrangement by Alex South [is] a successful addition to the quartet repertoire… Alex South’s take on the Lament over the Sea on bass clarinet with the accompanying clarinets lapping […]

SCQ commission US composer Francine Trester

We’re excited to announce that we have commissioned a new work from Francine Trester, Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music (Boston). Last year Francine worked with members of SCQ during a visit to Scotland: we loved her chamber music and are very pleased that she has agreed to write for us. To be […]

Scottish Premiere of The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics

SCQ is extremely happy to announce that its latest commission, The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics, will be given its Scottish première this November at Scotland’s festival of new music, Sound. This concert, an all-Matt Rogers programme, has been made possible by the generous support of Creative Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, and the Sound festival. […]

The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics

Programme Note The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics is SCQ’s latest commission from British composer Matt Rogers, operating under his pseudonym Gameshow Outpatient, and featuring original visuals from British film-maker Matt Hulse. The musical content of the work has its origins in the recent electronica produced under the Gameshow Outpatient moniker, but expressed here acoustically may […]

Gameshow Outpatient Commission

Inspired by video games and the theme of extraterrestrial contact, SCQ’s latest commission combines music from composer Matt Rogers (recent recipient of a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists) with live video from international prize-winning filmmaker Matt Hulse. The project has been made possible through the generous support of Creative Scotland. Rogers has previously […]

Songs of the Earth

‘Songs of the Earth’ is an innovative audiovisual synthesis of cutting-edge contemporary music and intensely beautiful natural images from the Isle of Skye, first performed in 2006 at the Gaelic college Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye. In an intimate collaboration between the Scottish Clarinet Quartet and photographer Terry Williams, original music scored for four bass […]